The joint solution is comprised of a comprehensive suite of secure hardware and software technologies that can be embedded into IoT and IIoT devices, including:
Avnet UltraZed-EG system on module (SOM): A board-level circuit that integrates a system function in a single module.
Xilinx Zynq Ultrascale+ MPSoC: A heterogeneous, multi-core ARM processing system with programmable logic for scalable and comprehensive IIoT edge platforms.
Infineon OPTIGA TPM 2.0 PMOD: A peripheral module comprised of a secure chip that generates hardware and software keys based on Trusted Computing Group (TCG) standards.
Mocana IoT Security Platform: Cybersecurity software that integrates with embedded applications to handle authentication, certificate management, device and data integrity, confidentiality and encryption and control.
Microsoft Azure IoT Device SDK and Azure IoT Edge runtime: Software that facilitates building secure cloud and intelligent edge applications.
Mocana, a start-up working on security for industrial control systems (ICSs), has announced it is partnering with electronic components company Avnet, software giant Microsoft, semiconductor specialist Infineon and Xilinx, a supplier of programmable logic devices, in order to develop an industrial IoT (IIoT) system “that meets the latest cybersecurity standards.” The result is a hybrid bundle of both hardware and software built on Avnet’s UltraZed-EG system-on-module (SOM) technology. It is designed to be flexible and rugged for IIoT and small-form-factor IoT devices. The combination includes Mocana’s security software operating on the Xilinx Zynq Ultrascale+ MPSoC, using the capabilities of Infineon’s OPTIGA TPM (Trusted Platform Module) 2.0 security chip. It interoperates with the Microsoft Azure cloud, with the goal of making it easier and more accessible for companies to bring more secure IIoT devices and services to market.